On February 3, 2007, at 1715 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Piper PA-28-140 airplane, registration G-BBBK, ditched in the Irish Sea near Blackpool, United Kingdom. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated from Exeter International Airport (EGTE), Exeter, United Kingdom, and had an intended destination of Blackpool International Airport (EGNH), Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the United Kingdom government. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

United Kingdom Department for Transport
Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
Berkshire Copse Road
GU11 2HH
Tel: 01252 510300
Fax: 01252 376999

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